“If the end of the twentieth century can be characterised by futurism, the twenty-first can be defined by presentism.”
So begins Present Shock, an intellectual tour de force by renowned media theorist and social futurist Douglas Rushkoff.
What will the future of InfoComm Technology (ICT) be like? How will these trends impact the way we work, live and play?
Painting the scenario of how things will evolve, Cort Isernhagen of IDC Insights forecasted at the recent Infocomm Technology Roadmap Symposium 2012 that the ICT landscape over the next 10 years needs to consider four macro trends supported by four key pillars of technology.
The Internet of Things is a Mega Trend for the next Decade (courtesy of Take Me To Your Leader)
If we can gaze into the crystal ball, what would the future behold? How would the next 10 years be like in terms of business, society and culture?
Thanks to an invitation from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), I discovered these answers in a talk given by Manoj Menon, Managing Director APAC of Frost & Sullivan at the recent PATA Hub City Forum 2012.
Interactive and educational gaming at the Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium
I’ve just read very quickly the Center for the Future of Museums (an arm of the American Association of Museums) well written report called TrendsWatch 2012 which outlined key trends in the development of museums. With lots of links to examples and highlights of cutting edge ideas in American museums, the report provides lots of food for thought for museum and attraction professionals.
Let me highlight the seven trends that they have identified and provide a local context to them.
Courtesy of Mike Walsh
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. Well, Futuretainment by “digital anthropologist” Mike Walsh with art-direction from Vince Frost proves that age-old adage wrong, scoring on both looks and content (you may want to check out its website too).
Walsh, the CEO of consumer innovation research agency Tomorrow, doesn’t just know a lot about consumer trends in entertainment, he looks like an entertainer (the rockstar variety) too!